Thursday, Nov. 29

Rotary Club of Ashburn, noon, 1757 Golf Club, 45120 Waxpool Rd., Dulles. 703-969-3070 or

Pinochle, 12:30 p.m., Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. 703-737-8039.

Poker, age 55 and older. 1:30-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Potomac Falls. $1; center members, free. 703-430-2397.

Chess Club, for all ages and ability levels. 6-9 p.m., Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. Nonmembers, $2. 571-258-3400 or

Blue Ridge Thunder Cloggers, age 10 and older. 7-8 p.m., Converted Barn, routes 287 and 9, Purcellville. $25 per month. 540-882-4917.

Sterling Ruritan Club bingo, benefits local charities. 7 p.m., 183 Ruritan Rd., Sterling. 703-444-6039.

Friday, Nov. 30

Crochet club, 9 a.m.-noon, Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. Free. 703-737-8039.

Children’s nature book club, for ages 3-6 accompanied by a parent or care-giver. A short hike and music, art and crafts centered around a nature theme. Hosted by the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy and the Audubon Naturalist Society. Registration required. 10-11:30 a.m. Fridays through Dec. 14. Rust Sanctuary, 802 Childrens Center Rd., Leesburg. $3. 540-338-6528.

Knitting and crocheting, 10 a.m.-noon, Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Potomac Falls. Free. 703-430-2397.

Christmas greens and flower show and sale, with baked goods and seasonal gifts. Sponsored by the Middleburg Garden Club. 2-5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 105 Washington St., Middleburg. 540-687-6206.

Author reception, a presentation by Bruce Smart on his book “A Community of the Horse.” Reception, 6 p.m., followed by a discussion at 7 p.m. National Sporting Library and Fine Art Museum, 102 The Plains Rd., Middleburg. 540-687-6542.

Bluegrass, Celtic and folk music jam, a benefit for Genesis International; food and beverages will be sold, including a barbecue dinner catered by Savoir Fare. 6 p.m.-midnight, Old Furniture Factory, 6 W. Loudoun St., Round Hill. $5, donation; children, free. 540-338-5050 or

Theater: “Once Upon a Christmas Carol,” a musical performed by Run Rabbit Run Theatre. 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 16. Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. $16-$20; seniors, $12-$15; age 12 and younger, $10-$12. 540-668-6779 or

After-hours teen center, for ages 12-18. Teens must have a permission slip signed by a parent or guardian on file. 7-10 p.m. Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Potomac Falls. Free. 703-444-3228.

Theater: “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” Meredith Willson’s musical about a Titanic survivor who went from rags to riches, presented by the Pickwick Players. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Dec. 7 and 8; 2 p.m. Sunday. Belmont Ridge Middle School, 19045 Upper Belmont Pl., Leesburg. $12; seniors and children, $10. 703-577-8968 or

Saturday, Dec. 1

Breakfast with Santa, sponsored by the Philomont Community Center. 8:30-10:30 a.m., Philomont Fire and Rescue Company, 36560 Jeb Stuart Rd. $7; children, $5. 540-338-5882.

Breakfast with Santa, pancakes and a photo opportunity. A benefit for the Hamilton Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad. 8:30-10:30 a.m., Hamilton Safety Center, 39071 E. Colonial Hwy. $8; ages 4-10, $5. 571-291-0614.

Leesburg winter market, sponsored by the Loudoun Valley HomeGrown Markets Association. 9 a.m.-noon, Catoctin Circle (Virginia Village Shopping Center). 540-454-8089 or

Purcellville community market, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Purcellville Community Market, 130 E. Main St. (old Town office). 703-967-0431 or

Christmas in Middleburg, hunt parade at 11 a.m., followed by a parade at 2 p.m. and a craft show at the community center. 11 a.m., Washington Street. 540-687-8888 or

Authors event, Gale Waldron and Sarah Huntington will discuss “In Their Own Words: Recollections of an Earlier Loudoun.” 2-4 p.m., Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. 703-771-0127 or 540-338-7809.

Candy cane hunt and lunch With Santa, for ages 2-10. 1:30-3 p.m., Claude Moore Community Center, 46111 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling. $10; parent lunch, $3. Registration required. 571-258-3500.

“Holiday in the Park,” tours of the historic house, wagon rides and treats. Donations of new mittens, scarves and hats welcome for the “Winter Warmth Tree” for needy families. 3:30-6 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal's Gap Rd., Sterling. 571-258-3700 or

Holiday Open House, horse-drawn carriage ride from the parking lot to the decorated manor house. Tours, refreshments and family photos in front of the 17-foot tree (extra charge). 4-8 p.m., Morven Park Estate, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. $10. 703-777-2414 or

“The Nutcracker,” presented by the Dance Academy of Loudoun, 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Freedom High School, 15201 Neabso Mills Rd., Woodbridge. $15; age 12 and younger, $12. 703-443-1093 or

Lucketts Bluegrass, music by Ralph Stanley II. Refreshments will be sold. Doors open, 6 p.m.; music at 7 p.m. Lucketts Elementary School, 14550 James Monroe Hwy., Leesburg. $15. 703-771-5281 or

Game Club dance, music by Shock Wave. 8 p.m.-midnight, Lovettsville Game Protective Association, 16 S. Berlin Pike. $9. 540-822-5956 or

Sunday, Dec. 2

Christmas pageant, followed by a visit from Santa, with gifts for the children in the audience. 2 p.m., Foxcroft School, Foxcroft School Road, Middleburg. Free. 540-687-5555 or

Author appearance, a presentation by Stuart D. Goldman on “Nomonhan, 1939: The Red Army’s Victory That Shaped World War II.” 2 p.m., Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. Free. 703-737-7195.

Monday, Dec. 3

Toastmasters Club, NOVA Dawn Breakers. 7:30-8:30 a.m., Eggspectation restaurant, 1609 Village Market Blvd., Leesburg. 703-608-2286 or

Sewing and “stitch-in,” for beginners. Take sewing, knitting, needlepoint or crochet projects. Machines provided. 9-11:45 a.m. Mondays, Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. Free. 703-737-8039.

Mah-jongg, Chinese tile game. Mondays and Thursdays at noon, Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. 703-737-8039.

Sterling Rotary Club meeting, 12:30 p.m., Logan’s Roadhouse, 46321 McClellan Way, Sterling. 703-401-4509.

Line dance, for people 55 and older, led by Carolyn Bledsoe. 2-3 p.m., Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. $2, nonmembers. 571-258-3400.

Tuesday, Dec. 4

Rotary Club of Leesburg Daybreak, 7:30 a.m., Tuscarora Mill, 203 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg. 703-622-4320 or

Party bridge, 1-4 p.m., Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. Free. 703-737-8039.

Chess club, for all ages and skill levels. 5-9 p.m., Starbucks, 531 E. Market St,, Leesburg. $1. 703-779-0113.

Bluegrass and folk jam, open to musicians of all skill levels. 7-8:30 p.m., Morningside House, 316 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg. Free. 571-237-2888.

Wednesday, Dec. 5

Leesburg Senior Center bingo, advanced game, 9 a.m. Wednesdays; slower bingo, 12:30 p.m., Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. 703-737-8039.

History Club, discussion group covers current and historic events. 12:30 p.m. Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. Free. 703-737-8039.

Middleburg duplicate bridge, open game. 12:30 p.m., Middleburg United Methodist Church, 15 W. Washington St. $5. 540-687-5093.

Preschool play drop-in, play equipment provided in the gym. Parental supervision required. 3:30-4:30 p.m., Douglass Community Center, 407 E. Market St., Leesburg. $1. 703-771-5913.

Leesburg Kiwanis Club, new members are welcome. 6:30 p.m. Lightfoot restaurant, 13 N. King St., Leesburg. 703-737-2175.

VFW Post meeting, new members are welcome. 7:30 p.m., Loudoun County VFW Post 1177, 401 Old Waterford Rd. NW, Leesburg. 703-444-7169.

Thursday, Dec. 6

Holiday tea, traditional English tea served in the dining room of a manor. 2 p.m., George C. Marshall International Center at Dodona Manor, 217 Edwards Ferry Rd, Leesburg. $30; reservations required. 703-777-1301 or

Ashburn Area Woman’s Club, 7 p.m., Broadlands Community Center, 43008 Waxpool Rd., Ashburn. Free. 703-795-2887, or

— Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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